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Studio Anywhere 2: Hard Light by Nick Fancher

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CHAPTER 3

AMBIENT BALANCE

Being able to really see light, let alone control it, is something that comes with much practice and time. Subtly blending ambient light with artificial strobe light is not easy. In fact, it’s an art. And it’s something you never arrive at, but rather hone. By now you know to keep an eye on what the ambient light is already doing and even how to shape it. You also know your options when it comes to shaping light from a strobe. This chapter delves into how to make these two rogue forces play nicely together (currently imagining a scene from Tango & Cash).

DAYTIME: OUTDOORS

Once you know how to shape and control your light, you can start to better understand how to use the light in different situations. Check out the scene ...

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